Species Extinction

Shark School

  • Main problem:
    Species extinction and loss of biodiversity
  • Subproblem:
    Unawareness and lack of knowledge
  • Consequence:
    Need for education & awareness, Loss of biodiversity
  • Solution:
    Raising awareness and education

„... there is no such thing as dangerous sharks, but dangerous situations."
„This fact must be made public ... for the sake of the animals and our children ... once mankind can get rid of its fear from sharks, then sharks can be protected ... the overfishing and slaughtering of sharks is one of the biggest ecological time bombs of our time and the consequences will have a devastating effect - not just for nature but mankind as well ... the conscious interaction with sharks is an important tool for their better understanding …" Dr.Erich Ritter

In 1996, ”Green Marine" (Global Green Marine, Inc.) established the SharkSchool® in Miami, Florida. SharkSchool® ’s primary purpose is to bring humans closer to sharks, focusing on how to interact with these animals while emphasizing their crucial position and importance in the marine realm. SharkSchool® is run by Dr. Erich K. Ritter Ph.D., an experimental shark behaviorist and avid conservationist. His teachings are based mainly on his research in shark-human interaction where he examines factors that affect this very relationship. He further analyzes incidents with sharks–erroneously labeled as ‘shark attacks’–and also recreates these scenarios to understand the all too often misinterpreted incidents better.

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